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About Amelia's Trattoria

Delio Susi, in anticipation of his restaurant’s tenth anniversary, refined both his restaurant’s menu as well as its interior design, to great success. Losing none of his Abruzzi roots, the food is clean but clearly Italian, and a little rustic. The warm and inviting room makes the same statement. Drawing on his architectural background, Susi plays with simple organic materials, like square slate tiles and tabletops, and brown leather tufted banquettes. The use of brick plus copper fixtures contribute to the Italian country/casual feel that serves food and wine to match. Wooden floors and European style open windows for the summer add to this ambiance. And red lamps that hang in bright contrast with the earthy tones during the day, shed a sexy flattering nighttime glow. Amelia’s Trattoria offers a personal and authentic dining experience using top local ingredients infused with the heart of its Italian chef.

111 Harvard St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Sarturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Portland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 868-7600

Website:
http://www.ameliastrattoria.com/

Catering:
We offer full catering service customized to your event. Please contact Rebecca at ameliascambridge@gmail.com with any questions.

Parking Details:
On street metered parking available directly in front of Amelia's on Portland St. Draper Lab parking garage is located across the street.

Public Transit:
Ten minute walk from Kendall T-stop (Red line)and Central Square.

Executive Chef:
Delio Susi, Jr.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Amelia's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (19)
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Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (10)
Romantic (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great wine, cozy atmosphere. Sophisticated Italian menu without being too avant garde. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

food was ok. service was horrible. no professional bartender. waiters are bartenders and I had to send my drink back

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding food, warm and friendly staff, great ambiance

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

People lovely. Food was quite good and prices were fine.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything is amazing. Everything.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good. Had the calamari and meatballs for appetizers—smalll portions. Ordered the spaghetti w. White clam sauce, for my entree, again the portion size was skimpy for the price of $ 20ish. While the food was three stars , I felt somewhat ripped off due to the small portion to price ratio. Come on Amelia’s don’t be stingy.

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love Amelia's. People are friendly, food is excellent and fresh, wine is great. Wish I lived even closer so that it were in my neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is the second time in 3 weeks I had to come to the area for business. Had dinner here for the second time, too. Very authentic Italian restaurant. Food is excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful, as always. Very tasty food in a warm setting with attentive wait staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Average. Nothing to rave about. I was disappointed--we really wanted to like it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love this restaurant, food is always delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had two family members coming into town who were craving Italian food. Now generally, we would just go to some usual spots in the North End, as you can't really go wrong there. However, having recently moved to Cambridge we decided to gamble and try somewhere NEW. I know, crazy.

After a bit of due diligence, Amelia's popped up as having good reviews, was much easier to get to than the North End of Boston, so we gave it a shot. And boy, did it pay off. I would say that their gnocchi and raviolis match if not beat any that I have ever had in the City of Boston, which I can assure you is a lot. Their food is rich, seasoned well, and overall was quite a treat. Next time you're in the mood for Italian, skip the North End and go to Amelia's.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The housemade gnocci was absolutely the best I've ever had, it was just perfect. The restaurant is rustic, well-decorated, and no matter what you order you know it's going to be delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Neighborhood gem with delicious food and friendly service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful evening dinner at Amelia's. The food was excellent and the restaurant provided a warm and intimate environment. The service was great and the servers were pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Truly brilliant! I live in RI and every time I’m in the area I must make a visit here! Food is on POINT! Beet salad and mussels is a great lighter meal! You can’t go wrong with any selection!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Overall it is excellent but it is little bit uncomfortable if you seat in a small space. Mussels and Clams were salty.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food... great selections... all aspects of meal were terrific.... great place for a date.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nice menu, good food, good wine list, good service, and close to Kendall Square Cinema

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amelia's was a gem! Awesome food. Quaint atmosphere, very small restaurant so we felt special to be there. Overall a beautiful place to enjoy an evening out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food here is always fresh and flavorful. The wait staff is efficient and attentive. Specials are usually goddess.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Returned for first time in couple years since moving away & was every bit as good as previous encounters. Food is just exquisite. I'm normally not a ravioli fan, but order every time there, & daughter, who I took for first time, is now another fan. Expect to see us both again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

What a surprise! The food was fresh, the pasta was delicious. It had nice options for wine by the glass. Salads were huge, fresh, and beautifully presented. Service was fast and friendly, but not pressuring and you never felt rushed. Really great find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Small with only minimal staff. But received excellent, knowledgeable, attentive service. Courses came out quickly. Good wine list. Food well presented and very tasty!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fabulous food & great service. Thanks! It would have been perfect, but...
Unfortunately, the tables are quite close to each other. As such, the people at the table particularly close & next to us were loud and didn't seem to realize we did not really want to hear all the conversation that they were having... not sure that a bigger space would have helped in this case.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

in my opinion, they are a it under staffed for their wait staff...that did not hinder the quality of service, though. you could just see the staff working extra hard. a full time bartender would be recommended. the waiter/host/server/bartender (all were 1 guy) was phenomenal and very personable. food was amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our first visit to Amelia's Trattoria was delightful. I requested a corner table which was waiting for us when we arrived. Not too noisy on a Saturday night. We all ordered one of the homemade pastas on the menu and we were not disappointed. Very delicious. Beet salad was yummy, as were the desserts. Really nice spot for a leisurely dinner with our friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I looked up Amelia's on Yelp and over 700 people can't be wrong. This place is AMAZING! The food was outrageous. The service attentive. It's a small place but it wasn't overly crowded at the time we dined. Before even ordering, we were provided break with a hummus looking spread...only it wasn't hummus. It was cannelini beans with seasonings and olive oil from which I could have easily made an entire meal. We ordered mussels and polenta to start. The mussels were delicious and fresh. The polenta, served with sausage and fennel was served on a cutting board with a pie server. It was creamy and flavorful and I may have finished almost all of it before my boyfriend had a chance to try it. For our meal we had the short rib ragu and instead of having it with fussili, they were more than happy to serve it over pappardelle for me. Couple of glasses of wine and cold beer, and we were two happy campers. Only drawback is parking but be patient, it is worth it. We will be back for sure!!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Lovely wait staff. Very attentive without being intrusive. Food was delicious, atmosphere cozy, great for conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The service and atmosphere were conducive for conversation. The food was excellent from the scallops to the gnocchi and the homemade pasta and great wine selection . I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Amelia Trattoria has apparently been in business for over 17 years, but we just heard about them. Also they seem to own or be related to Sulmonella, which is a nearby, larger place that recently opened. Who knew?

Anyway, this place has great Italian food. Al dente pasta, delicate sauces, just really good all around. And they have a full bar that can make martinis -- they even have the cocktail onions for gibsons -- which for me takes it from being on par with many North End places to being even a bit superior.

It is small, like places in the North End, but it is comfy and less noisy, as one might expect in/near Kendall.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Superb menu, nice portions. A definite value for your meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

very yummy caesar salad and linguine vongole. i get the same thing everytime!

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great ambiance in a cozy dining space! Definitely had that "neighborhood" vibe. Everything--from the bread and spread to the entrees to the dessert--was tasty and memorable. Martin and the entire serving staff were attentive and efficient, never intrusive. The salmon was perfect; wish the veal saltimbocca was topped with fontina (not mozzarella), but the sauce was spot-on! Will definitely return to try the house-made pastas.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We were two friends getting together after several months. We ate outside where there are a few tables abetting the restaurant wall and near the street. Not much street nice. Service was attentive. We had meatballs and Ceasar Salad for starters. Tasty.For main: ravioli with mushroom sauce and spaghetti alla vongole. Moderate portions. Good baked bread. Overall -- pleasant meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Small menu, small setting, big taste, try the arancini!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Lovely intimate restaurant near GOOGLE hq

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Never disappointed here! We took friends from out of town for an early dinner and they fell in love with the place.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had the best meal. We split 2 dishes and they were totally fine about that. It's too much food when we have our own and often restaurants are not happy with that.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was my third visit to Amelia's and again the experience was great. I ordered the mixed greens salad and the chicken entree and both were excellent. My companion ordered the veal and was pleased to find it on the menu and consumed it with gusto. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We arrived early so the noise level initially was very low but only escalated to a moderate level this time. We would definitely go back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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